The court also upheld the life sentence an SIT court had awarded to 20 others convicted.
Though Sangh leaders justify the mass killing of Muslims in private, this is perhaps the first time someone from the RSS has openly boasted about the massacre and held it out as something “Hindu society” should take “pride” in.
The activist who has fought long and hard for justice for the survivors of Gujarat 2002 speaks to Sidharth Bhatia, founding editor of The Wire, about her newly published memoir.
The court considered the submission of amicus curiae and senior advocate Harish Salve and SIT chief R.K. Raghavan, who is a former CBI chief, that the trial court should be granted more time as it has to examine nearly 300 witnesses.
Far from clamouring for the videos tapes of Ayyub’s sting operation, Modi partisans have maintained a studied silence. Is it simply because they are cowards, or because they have accepted its truth?
Rana Ayyub in conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan on her self published and recently launched ‘Gujarat Files – Anatomy of a cover-up’.
Sixty-nine people lost their lives in Gulberg Society violence on February 28, 2002.
Bipan Chandra’s India Since Independence made the same disappointing point Kanhaiya did, but faced much less criticism.
The constant resurrection of the Ishrat Jahan case, and the dubious arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students have played out like a re-run of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah method of dealing with dissent and challenges.
There is a lot of intimidation of independent minded activists in Gujarat but they should not give up, says the priest.